The Tennessee Health Care Association’s strives to enhance the ability of its members to provide essential long-term care services for the elderly and disabled through education, advocacy, and leadership. With integrity and innovation, THCA develops programs and services that maintain and advance the quality of care its members provide, while improving public understanding of TCHA’s role in the healthcare delivery system. Founded in 1947, the Tennessee Health Care Association is dedicated to helping maintain the high standards of licensed long-term care facilities in the Volunteer State. Members of THCA and its organization for assisted living facilities, the Tennessee Center for Assisted Living, comprise nearly 400 facilities with a combined total of more than 35,000 patients. Members include nursing homes of all types–privately-owned, government-operated, and nonprofit–as well as assisted care living facilities. ENA is an exhibitor at the annual convention and trade show each year.